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'New Republic' Owner Defends Strategy Shift That Led Many To Quit

Media correspondent David Folkenflik talks with Chris Hughes, owner and publisher of The New Republic, about last week's editorial shake-up at the 100-year-old publication.
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How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.
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Fringe No More: 'Ancient Grains' Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it'll put out a version with "ancient grains," which aren't, actually, very ancient.
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Supreme Court Rejects BP's Challenge To Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.
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IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.
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Frustrations Mount With New Doubts About 2014 Streetcar Launch

Businesses and residents along H Street are impatient to see the long-awaited streetcar begin operations, with parking spots disappearing in favor of streetcars that continue safety runs without passengers.

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Connolly Looks To Simplify, Overhaul Government IT Process

The IT acquisition process for the federal government involves hundreds of executives, something Northern Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly wants to see simplified.

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Ocean City Prepares For Redevelopment of Seascape Hotel

The Seascape Hotel has been an Ocean City destination for more than half a century, but the days of the family-run hotel near the beach are numbered.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.
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Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

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